World's oldest man dies, aged 113

BRITAIN'S oldest surviving serviceman from the First World War has died today, aged 113.

BRITAIN'S oldest surviving serviceman from the First World War has died today, aged 113.

Henry Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service during the Great War, later transferring to the Royal Air Force and serving at Ypres.

He had five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.

Mr Allingham, who was the world's oldest man, joined the Royal Naval Air Service in September 1915 before transferring to the RAF in April 1918 and was the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland.